The Seventh Meeting of the COMCEC Agriculture Working Group was held on March 3rd, 2016 in Crowne Plaza Hotel Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Reducing On-Farm Food Losses in the OIC Member Countries”

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 15 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Agriculture Working Group namely, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Gabon, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Tunisia and Turkey. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, Islamic Development Bank (IDB), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), SESRIC and TAT Plant have also attended the Meeting.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences and main causes of on-farm losses during the Meeting. Furthermore, the participants have made fruitful deliberations on this important topic with a view to provide policy advises for reducing on-farm losses, thus increasing agricultural productivity, in the OIC Member Countries.

The Meeting has considered the Studies titled “Reducing On-Farm Food Losses in the OIC Member Countries” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office and the “COMCEC Agriculture Outlook 2015” prepared by the COMCEC Coordination Office.

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